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Old 08-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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My son has a '97 Buick LeSabre 3800. Driving it home from work a few nights ago it over heated. Upon inspection we discovered a radiator hose had a split in it so we changed both hoses and the thermostat. We tried to start it and it either wouldn't start or IF it started it ran VERY rough at an idle. We then removed the coil pack to dry and clean it. After replacing the pack, it won't start at all. It turns over but doesn't engage but you can smell fuel. Any thoughts on what the problem is so I can fix it and get him back on the road (and get MY car back..lol)?? Thanks in advance for helping!!
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i would look over for any plugs may have got wet or half disconnected so it looks fine, there are several things there by the throttle body
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Actually never thought to check the plugs (big DUH to me...lol). I will be checking them and the throttle body in the morning. Thanks for helping and keep your fingers crossed this fixes his issue
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